First chapter of the Persona Q manga up on Crunchyroll


So for those who don’t want to play an 80-hour RPG to see the story of Persona Q, or if you just like manga based on video games, there’s a pretty decent way to get through the story now. If you happen to have a Crunchyroll premium subscription, you can now read the first chapter of the official manga on there.

This manga follows the story from the perspective of the Persona 4 characters. There’s not much different from the game aside from the conversations obviously being a lot shorter and cut down. Following chapters will be released whenever they come out in Japan. Also, I wouldn’t recommend reading it if you haven’t played Persona 4 yet, as it takes place midway through that game’s events.

Unboxing Persona Q limited edition 3DS XL

A few months ago we brought you an unboxing of a launch day Dreamcast, this time we are bringing you a short unboxing of the limited edition Persona Q 3DS XL from Gamestop. I have to say, this is the nicest looking special edition 3DS that I have seen and definitely worth looking into if you can’t wait for the New 3DS XL models to hit North America next year.

So if you have any questions about the Persona Q limited edition 3DS XL, let me know in the comments below. Thanks for watching!

SEGA announces its TGS line-up, teases new Hatsune Miku project

SEGA has finally revealed their line-up publicly for next week Tokyo Game Show this will include SEGA published games, Atlus and even titles by other publishers that will be shown at their booth. Some of them are big western publishers without enough Japanese presence like Electronic Arts and Warner Bros. and others are just small Japanese companies without means like Silver Star Japan and Compile Heart.

SEGA is set to hold a number of stage events including one on Septermber 18th when the company will announce a new Hatsune Miku game, Atlus will get their own stage show on September 20th and Yakuza 0 will get a variety of stage shows planned throughout TGS.

Hit the jump to see the full TGS schedule.

Limited edition Persona Q 3DS XL coming exclusively to GameStop

Seems that being an American isn’t all bad, at least if you want to get your hands on this limited edition GameStop exclusive Persona Q: Shadow of the Labyrinth themed 3DS XL. It will retail for $199.99, hardware only.

Persona Q hits retail on November 25th. Sadly this ‘3DS XL’ isn’t one of the new hardware revision that Nintendo announced, this is the old model and America won’t be seeing the new model till sometime 2015. Its a shame because it makes this purchase less tempting.

What are your thoughts?

Persona Q coming to Europe not half a year after it comes to the US with Premium Edition


Sounds like Europeans won’t have to wait much longer than Americans do for the new Persona game for once thanks to NIS America. According to their European store, Persona Q: Shadow of the Labyrinth will be coming to Europe on November 28th. And not only that, we’ll be getting a Premium Edition as well. This edition includes a 3DS XL case, the Sounds of the Labyrinth CD, an art book and eleven Tarot cards. Pricing hasn’t been revealed yet.

As for the US, it seems like the game may come out there three days earlier on November 25th. The release date isn’t official though, as it comes from Amazon rather than an official announcement. Still, seeing how close it is to the European release date it’s either accurate or it will actually be released at an earlier date. The premium edition will be sold there as well for $79.99.

SEGA in the Charts: MediaCreate charts for June 09 – 15 June 2014


After debuting in the charts so impressively, SEGA’s first major title since the Atlus takeover continues its fine performances in the Japanese charts. Last week the title debuted as the best selling piece of software in Japan but did it have enough steam to continue it’s strong sales into the second week? And what about Hero Bank? The game that seemed destined to be a major flop finally appears in the charts again but has it crossed the 50,000 barrier? All these questions answered after the break!

Persona Q could be the second Atlus game priced at $49.99 on 3DS


No doubt that handheld gaming has increased in cost over the years. One of the things that always surprises me is how slowly software prices have risen as well. Atlus seems to have been trying to add a premium price tag to their titles, starting with last year’s 3DS exclusive Shin Megami Tensei IV. They justified their price tag due to the fact that it was translated and released so quickly (2 months after its Japanese release).

It seems that they want to continue this trend with the upcoming Persona Q: Shadow of the Labyrinth since Amazon and Gamestop have both listed the title for $49.99. Speedy translation? This title took 4 months, 50% more time to be brought over than their last premium priced title, Shin Megami Tensei IV. Shin Magami Tensei IV also came in a nice limited edition box set if you bought a first print run of the game. That included an awesome 176 page strategy guide with concept art, eight track CD and a collectible slipcase while Persona Q only has 12 tarot cards.

What do you guys think? Is $49.99 too steep for any Nintendo 3DS game? Let us know in the comments.

Yuzo Koshiro will compose music for Persona Q

Yuzo Koshiro has worked on music for a lot of games, but SEGA fans will always know him for his amazing work on the Streets of Rage series. In my opinion, this is what made Yuzo Koshiro a legend. Want more music from him? Don’t worry, it has been revealed that he will be composing tracks for the upcoming Persona Q: Shadow of the Labyrinth.

Also announced to be working on the game is Yuji Himukai who is being brought aboard to design some monsters along with Shin Nagasawa. All three (including Yuzo Koshiro) worked on Etrian Odyssey (and Persona Q is basically Etrian Odyssey with Personas…).

Persona Q influenced by Etrian Odyssey’s dungeon mapping and combat


When Persona Q: Shadow of the Labyrinth was announced, it seemed like it would take aspects of the Atlus’ Nintendo DS long running dungeon crawler Etrian Odyssey and according to this week’s Famitsu, I was partly right. They have now said that the game will feature a map-making feature similar to the one featured in Etrian Odyssey games. This map feature will allow users to draw the layout of the dungeon on the 3DS touch screen and help you find your way around.

That isn’t all though, the game will also contain ‘F.O.E.’ monsters and give you a choice if it you are better off running or allow you to ‘try’ and take down the monster. If you do decide to take do F.O.E. monsters, you might just get a special reward.

So Persona Q is Etrian Odyssey with a Persona storyline and characters from Persona 3 & 4. Persona Q is set to come out in America this fall.

All Four Upcoming Persona Games Confirmed For US Release

Remember that time an onslaught of Persona game announcements was posted on the front page? Well, all four of those announced games have been confirmed for an US release. The first two of those will be Persona Q: Shadow of the Labyrinth for 3DS and Persona 4 Arena Ultimax for PS3 and Xbox 360, both of which will be released this Fall. Americans will have to wait a bit longer for Persona 5 (for PS3) and Persona 4: Dancing All Night (for Vita) though, as both of those games won’t be released in the US until 2015.

Sadly for European Persona fans, Atlus hasn’t announced anything regarding a release in Europe. Of course, this could change with Atlus now being a SEGA company, but we’ll have to wait and see if that will be the case. English trailers for Persona Q, Persona 4 Arena Ultimax and Persona 4: Dancing All Night can be found below after the jump.

Atlus teases Persona Q: Shadow Of The Labyrinth Special Edition package

Atlus is really good at delivering when it comes to special edition version of their games, usually being priced just right for what you get. This time around they are teasing a package for the Japanese market that will include:

  • Persona Q for the 3DS
  • Special B5 size tapestry drawn by Persona Q anime staff
  • A3 size clear poster (secret design till it goes on sale)
  • five visual clear files
  • Persona Q mug (motif style of the Velvet Room)
  • Graphig (aka paper craft) version of Rei

Persona Q hits the 3DS in Japan on June 6th. If you want to order the special edition version, you can here. Is everyone excited for the first ‘Persona‘ game under SEGA?

Persona Q: Shadow of the Labyrinth announced for 3DS

Yup, it’s another Persona 3/4 spin-off game! Persona Q: Shadow of the Labyrinth will be coming to 3DS on June 5th 2014 in Japan. This game will be similar in gameplay and style to the Etrian Odyssey games and is also being directed by Daisuke Kaneda, who previously worked on Etrian Odyssey 4.